ASHK is operated by Esol Education, the world’s largest operator of international American schools, with 40 years of expertise in establishing and operating international schools worldwide. ASHK opened in September 2016 with Kindergarten to Grade 6. ASHK added Middle School classes in 2017 and our High School program will begin in 2019 at our Tai Po Campus in Hong Kong.
Elementary & Middle School Learning Support Teacher
ASHK is committed to providing support for students with special educational needs (SEN). As an inclusive school community, we recognize the value of a diverse student body. Students who are mid-level to high functioning in terms of their SEN profile, and are able to access, sometimes with additional support, the full range of programs offered at the school are candidates for admission to ASHK.
We anticipate that these students will have been previously identified through teacher and parent referrals. Typically, students will enter the school with an assessment already completed by an educational psychologist and an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will have been developed.
For students who did not present as having any particular special education need upon entry into the school, but were identified later after the admissions process was complete and the school year started, the school will initiate an assessment requirement with parents with the expectation that this will be completed in a timely manner so that an IEP can be developed.
The Learning Support team at ASHK currently serve approximately 10% of the total population with either in-class or pull out instructional support. Typically, the SEN students present with one of more of the following:
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Social anxiety disorder
- Developmentally delayed
- Development verbal dyspraxia
- Sensory processing disorder
- Speech and language impairment
- Fine motor delay
- Microtia (hearing)
The learning support teacher works with students in both a pus- in and pull-out model. When the student is withdrawn from his/her regular class, that student will work with the learning support teacher or educational assistant in a dedicated classroom.
- University/College Degree in Special Education
- Professional Teacher Qualification (B Ed. M Ed. PGDE) in Special Education or equivalent Special Education qualification
- At least two years relevant teaching experience
Preferred Skills and Experience
- At least two years relevant experience in an International School setting
- Demonstrated use of technology in teaching practice
- Demonstrated commitment to leading co-curricular activities
- A positive, caring, collaborative team player
- Expression of interest
- One-page statement of educational philosophy
- Current CV with photograph
- Letters of Reference and the contact details of three supervisors (at least one who is current)
Please submit all documents in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org
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